A Douglas County judge must decide whether to believe Albert Wilson, who says he was wrongly convicted and should be compensated, or the woman who says Wilson raped her when she was 17.
A judge says he needs to hear the evidence to determine whether Albert Wilson was wrongly convicted of rape, so the case will go to a bench trial rather than be decided based on attorneys’ arguments.
An attorney who used to handle appointments in Douglas County District Court criminal cases is on probation for violating professional rules of conduct.
Albert Wilson, whose Lawrence rape case made headlines across the country, has filed a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the state of Kansas.
The Douglas County district attorney has dismissed long-pending cases against Rontarus Washington Jr. and Albert Wilson, the office announced Wednesday.
Douglas County prosecutors asked the judge Thursday to set a rape case that has gained national attention for a retrial.
Jerome Edwards said during a panel Saturday that Juneteenth is a celebration of the abolition of slavery — but the penal system is part of slavery. He and other panelists said the “so-called justice system” needs to be dismantled.
Douglas County prosecutors are not going to oppose the judge’s ruling that Albert Wilson should get a new trial, they said Tuesday.
A Douglas County judge ruled Tuesday that Albert Wilson, 25, will be granted a new […]
The judge could soon rule on whether Albert Wilson, now 25, will see a new trial.
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